Network lifecycle automation leader, Infovista, has announced it has completed the acquisition of Empirix, a Thoma Bravo portfolio company. This makes the new combined company the only independent software vendor to provide both communications service providers (CSPs) and enterprises with a carrier-grade, cloud-native network lifecycle automation platform designed for the 5G era.
Acceleration of 5G deployments
With its headquarters in Massachusetts, Empirix is a leader in network and service testing, performance monitoring, assurance and analytics. It serves Tier 1 CSPs and large contact centres of Fortune Global 500 companies, employing approximately 300 people worldwide. This acquisition allows Infovista to extend its ability to serve CSPs globally and expands the capabilities of its cloud-native, open platform, which manages the entire network lifecycle. This enables the digital transformation of CSPs and the acceleration of 5G deployments while delivering unprecedented efficiency and productivity levels in managing both 5G and legacy networks. The additional 5G technology enables CSPs to deploy new revenue generating services from digital services, IoT, network slicing and monetisation of data and network assets.
“The union of Infovista and Empirix gives all our clients a unique opportunity to reap the benefits of 5G, IoT and private networks, and to move fast towards a software-based and cloud-native future. By bringing network lifecycle automation to a strategic level, we provide CSPs with new ways to improve their productivity, customer experience and time-to-market,” said José Duarte, CEO of Infovista. “With this acquisition, we also increase our presence in North America and Europe to expand our global footprint and strengthen our ability to help clients accelerate their network and business transformation,” he continued.
Best-in-class cloud-native monitoring
In acquiring Emprix, Infovista also integrates Klerity into its product portfolio. Empirix designed Klerity from the ground up to be the first best-in-class cloud-native monitoring, assurance and analytics solution for 5G and IoT. Klerity enriches Infovista’s capabilities throughout the entire network lifecycle by adding end-to-end and highly granular visibility, analytics and troubleshooting capabilities across subscribers, devices, applications, services and networks.
“Telco CTOs today face a complex technology landscape with a large number of vendors. They are looking to support innovation and increase efficiency of operations through automation,” commented James Crawshaw, Principal Analyst at Omdia. “Empirix’s cloud-native assurance and analytics solutions should round out Infovista’s existing portfolio of solutions that span the network lifecycle. Better network visibility and increased automation are key to supporting the business goals of CSPs in the 5G era,” he continued.
The newly completed acquisition brings together a team of over 1,000 professionals serving over 1,700 customers across more than 150 countries, including 23 of the top 30 CSPs globally. As part of the operation, Thoma Bravo becomes a minority shareholder of Infovista, with Apax Partners remaining the major shareholder.
5G standalone & network slicing
“The industry is looking at 5G standalone and network slicing as the next major engines for business growth especially around IoT and private network opportunities. Empirix helps deliver the promise and full benefits of these exciting technologies with its cloud-native and automated customer experience assurance and analytics,” added John D’Anna, CEO of Empirix. “This is the perfect time for Empirix to join Infovista, expand the market for KLERITY and take it to the next level,” he concluded.
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